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Sarahmorg1

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I am looking to raise money so that when my kids are at school I can do a nail course, so that I can become a mobile technician.

I have been told I have a flair for nail art, so have thought about selling false nails on the internet.

I have had quite a few hits on the item, but no one as yet is buying.

Am I priced right, are the designs any good. I welcome any criticism good or bad, as value all your opinions. Is there a better avenue to try and sell them?

Here is the link to it 20 Hand Painted Nail Art False Nails to order + glue on eBay, also, False Nails, Nails Manicure Pedicure, Health Beauty (end time 06-Dec-07 23:21:09 GMT)

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Sarah
 

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What is the web site address?

I am not sure if I know what you mean by buying false nails on the internet? I am not grasping the concept of this at all!

Edit: sorry - I see that you have now added the link
 

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I think your designs are good but are these like the stick on nails that you can buy in Boots etc? If so then it is not a way a professional should be advertising a nail service. I have seen so much damage done by nails like the stick on ones so I would never as a professional recommend them.

I do love your art work though.

I am sorry for giving a negative reply but I think if you want to be a professional Nail Tech then why not use your skills in applying nail enhancements to a client in the professional way. With training in nail enhancements of course.
 

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I think you work is nice and not over priced.

So long as you can be consistent across all ten nails, I think this could do well for you.
Don't just rely on this tho - get your friends etc wearing them.... make sure they carry your details to give people who like them.

Good luck.
 

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I am not a professional at the moment Oey, am looking to see if it can help fund doing a course, next year.

Of course once I do have the necessary qualitifications I will offer nail art on natural or enchancements only.

That is a good idea Gelly, I will certainly get friends to advertise for me too.
 

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I agree with Oey, stick ons aren't good for the nails.
However I understand you are hoping to raise money to get pro training.... we have to start somewhere.

When you can, offer hand painted onto Natural Nails..... obviously you can't do that on ebay!!
 

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When you can, offer hand painted onto Natural Nails..... obviously you can't do that on ebay!!
I agree that this is a better idea and gets you used to working with peoples nails too. You could then be priming these clients to help you when it comes to your enhancement training.
 

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If I was going to peoples house to do it on natural nails, would I not need a qualification to do this????

I was lead to believe that I needed to do a basic manicure and pedicure course first????
 

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some lovely designs.

Get your friends just to have the pictures painted on their natural nails and see what response you get from this.
You might find that getting a few people to have designs on their natural nails is better for you and less time consuming trying to advertise them.

Get the girls round one night and ask them all to bring a friend and charge them only a small amount and get them out on the streets the next day advertising your nails where ever they go.

Remember it takes time to build up clients.

Good luck with everything.

BKY :)
 

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some lovely designs.

Get your friends just to have the pictures painted on their natural nails and see what response you get from this.
You might find that getting a few people to have designs on their natural nails is better for you and less time consuming trying to advertise them.

Get the girls round one night and ask them all to bring a friend and charge them only a small amount and get them out on the streets the next day advertising your nails where ever they go.

Remember it takes time to build up clients.

Good luck with everything.

BKY :)
Yes this is a much better idea. It wouldnt be a good idea to get potential clients wearing stick on's. Painting there natural nails would be much better for the client and you will probably find that you will make more money from it.
 

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If I was going to peoples house to do it on natural nails, would I not need a qualification to do this????

I was lead to believe that I needed to do a basic manicure and pedicure course first????
Lol - Good point! I have no idea...... I was never in that situation... Sorry :rolleyes:
 

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It wouldnt be a good idea to get potential clients wearing stick on's. Painting there natural nails would be much better for the client and you will probably find that you will make more money from it.
It is exactly what I plan to do once the kids are at school and I have the funding to do the necessary courses, and qualifications.

It is just an idea of something to do in the meantime, and for it to be something that I can do in the evenings once kiddies are in bed.

Thanks
 

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Girl, if I were you, I'd go to school NOW and pay later! Get a credit card with a 0% introductory interest rate or something! You're too good not to be doing it professionally! :)
 

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Girl, if I were you, I'd go to school NOW and pay later! Get a credit card with a 0% introductory interest rate or something! You're too good not to be doing it professionally! :)
Thank you Tina that means the world to me. I love nail art, and of course it is nice when family and friends say I am good, but for someone in the industry to say so is fantastic.

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I'm just telling the truth! Now, go out there and make some money! Enhancements take time to master, but manicures and pedicures are a snap to learn, and you've already got an edge over other newbie techs because you can paint. You shouldn't have a problem finding a place to work because you have more to offer than most other girls out of school (almost anyone can do a mani/pedi, but nail art is something that takes talent). When I got out, I didn't know ANYTHING about nail art. I was great with acrylics, but my nail art took two years to perfect. You're so lucky because it comes naturally to you!
 

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I agree with EliteNailTech, you definitely have talent there!

The trouble with painting designs onto natural nails, even if you didn't need a qualification, would be that it wouldn't last very long. Painted onto acrylic nails a design can last 2 weeks easily, and then some. On just natural nails, then depending on the condition of the nail, it could start chipping off in a day or two (for example a weak, flimsy nail will not hold polish for long).

I trained to do enhancements when my youngest was at nursery school, and when she started at "big school" I began my nail career. 4 years down the line I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. I absolutely love it (still), it fits perfectly around the family and I have a large client base mainly built on word of mouth recommendations.

Go for it hun . . . . stick your neck out, do that course; although nail art will probably be your first love, it's fair to say that only a fairly small proportion of people will want it . . . compared with how many want enhancements. And in any case, being able to craft a beautiful nail on which to apply your beautiful artwork will do your designs justice - because they will last and last.
 

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I'm just telling the truth! Now, go out there and make some money! Enhancements take time to master, but manicures and pedicures are a snap to learn, and you've already got an edge over other newbie techs because you can paint. You shouldn't have a problem finding a place to work because you have more to offer than most other girls out of school (almost anyone can do a mani/pedi, but nail art is something that takes talent). When I got out, I didn't know ANYTHING about nail art. I was great with acrylics, but my nail art took two years to perfect. You're so lucky because it comes naturally to you!
:rolleyes: Dont be fooled into thinking manicures and pedicures are a snap to learn.

As a professional, I cant advise that selling 'nail glue' to people on Ebay along with stick-on's is a good idea.

But I appreciate we all have to start somewhere, and I do think you have a talent for nail art! :green:

My advice would be to get qualified in manicures, then get a nail art qualification too (most colleges offer this) You can then gain insurance to work in peoples houses.

If money is the problem, many colleges have options for you to look at, and some even have grants etc! Investigate! :)

Good luck! x
 

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My advice would be to get qualified in manicures, then get a nail art qualification too (most colleges offer this) You can then gain insurance to work in peoples houses.

Is a nail art qualification essential? She has heaps of talent without it! Having a qualification in mani-pedi would be a good place to start, I just kinda think a nail art course would be like teaching her to suck eggs lol! I though that if you had a qualification in mani or nail enhancements, then a qualification in nail art itself was optional? :)
 

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Thanks for all the complimentary comments about my designs. It is certainly something I am going to look into because I do have the bug.

Many people have their vices, drink, sex, chocolate, mine is doing mine and my families and friends nails. I love it and wish it had been something I had started earlier and not waited til I was 35, but kids were a big part of that.
 

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Is a nail art qualification essential? She has heaps of talent without it! Having a qualification in mani-pedi would be a good place to start, I just kinda think a nail art course would be like teaching her to suck eggs lol! I though that if you had a qualification in mani or nail enhancements, then a qualification in nail art itself was optional? :)
Yes I agree it is optional, but if this is the area she wants to specialise in then it may be a good idea. Plus she may pick up some tips and tricks! Always learning and all that! :green:

Ohhh - if you want to do something really out of the ordinary, do a search on water marbelling!! You'll be at it for hours! :green::green:
 

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